Privacy Policy

Privacy at a Glance

General Information

According to the European General Data Protection Regulation (DPBR) and according to the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), we are obliged to inform you about the purpose for which we collect, store or forward data.
Below you will find in the first section general information about the use of data in our company and in the second part, information that refers to the use of this website.

I. Data Usage in our Company

1.1. Responsibility for Data Processing
Responsible for data processing: AKO GmbH, O. Richter, Chemnitzer Str. 14-16, 30952 Ronnenberg, phone no. +49 511 94650 or

The responsible data protection officer is H. Heine, Chemnitzer Str. 14-16, 30952 Ronnenberg, phone no. +49 511 946850 or unter
1. 2. Purpose of Data Processing
Our data processing is based on pre-contractual fundamentals according to article 6 (1) b. DPBR1 or on contractual basis, to inform, to offer or to fulfill a contract between you, your company and us, or to safeguard a task in the public interest acc. Art. 6 (1) e. DPBR. i.e. to track and trace within a crises.

Personal data may also be obtained from public registers or address publishers according to Article 6 (1) b. DPBR. In this case we refer to Article 14 (5) b DPBR.
For this we process personal data, in particular names, email addresses and telephone numbers of our contact persons from the departments (i.e. General Manager, Purchaser, Quality Management, Quality Assurance or Logistics).

Video surveillance on our premises is carried out only in the exercise of our house right and to prevent for theft / vandalism.
1.3 Application
To process applications, we have to collect, process and use personal data. Data transmitted by email will be directly forwarded to the person in charge and treated as confidential. Appropriate ttechnical and organizational measures ensure that these personal data are treated according to the legal requirements.
Please note that the transmission of the data is carried out unencrypted by e-mail and the data may be taken note of by unauthorized persons or even falsified

You are welcome to send us your documents by post instead. After completion of the application process, but no later than after 6 months, the personal data will be automatically deleted, unless you explicitly consent to a storage over a longer period.
1.4. Recipiens of your data
In case of external service providers for execution or processing of data, contractual relations ship is based on basic legal requirements. For the purpose of accounting, we provide data to our German based Group accounting.

We only transfer your personal data to third parties, if required by law or in the case of a crisis by the authorities. In individual cases, the transmission of data to other authorized recipients could takes place. (§ 33 BDSG )

Video recordings on our site may be made available to the appropriate authorities at the request of the authorities or in the course of prosecution.
1.5. Data Storage
We retain your personal information as long as this is the case for business contact, but have to adhere to the legal requirements of commercial law and tax law (minimum 10 years). In individual cases, longer storage periods may be required, i.e. in case of legal disputes or if the deletion of individual or group data represents a disproportionate organizational effort. Video recordings on our site are saved for max. 8 days, unless there is a reasonable suspicion of a crime.

1.6. In-House Data
Personal data are kept as master data our order processing system to ensure a quick access to contact persons – especially in case of crisis. We also use personal information in our database for pre-contractual purposes.
1.7. Your Rights

You have the right to receive information about your personal data in our company. You can also ask for correction of incorrect data. In addition, under certain conditions, you have the right that we delete your data, the right to restrict data processing, as well as the right of data transfer.

The processing of your data is based on legal, pre-contractual or contractual regulations.

We need your consent only in exceptional cases. In these cases, you have the right to withdraw your consent for future processing. You also have the right to complain to the relevant data protection supervisory authority, if you believe that the processing of your personal data is not lawful.
The address of the supervisory authority responsible for us is:
Name: Die Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstr. 5, 30159 Hannover, Germany

1.8. Legal Basis
Legal basis for the processing of your data are article 5 (DPBR) in connection with article 6 (1) as well as §§ 24 and 32(BDSG). In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

II. Information relating to the use of this website

The previous pages already gave you some necessary information about our responsible person, the data safety officer, your rights and the authorities in charge. The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
2.1. Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.
2.2. How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form. Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
2.3.What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
2.4 What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
2.5. Encryption, Cookies and Server-Log-Files
SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from „http://“ to „https://“ and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies.“ They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site. You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website. Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in „server log files“. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version 
  • Operating system used 
  • Referrer URL 
  • Host name of the accessing computer 
  • Time of the server request 
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
2.6. Plugins and Tools

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under
Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer. Further information about handling user data, can be found at and in Google’s privacy policy at